Awards presented at Medical Staff Association holiday party
December 16, 2013
The Medical Staff Association
held their Annual Holiday Party
on Monday, December 9 at the Donalda Club. Some highlights of the evening were the award presentations. The Dr. Joel Weinstein Family & Community Medicine Resident Education Scholarship was awarded to Dr. Mark Robinson. Dr. Goran Eryavec and Jerwin Sauco, RPN, were the recipients of the Dr. Morris Siu-Chong Memorial Award.
More on the awards given to Dr. Mark Robinson, Dr. Goran Eryavec and Jerwin Sauco.
Congratulations to our 2013 fall Exploration Fund recipients!
December 13, 2013
The launch of the North York General Hospital Exploration Fund marks a new and exciting phase in research and innovation at our Hospital. Designed to build on our Academic Foundation, the fund will support staff and physicians as they create and study new and better ways to meet the growing needs of our community. Congratulations to Dr. Farah Ahmad and Dr. Alan Fung as well as Dr. Hannah Wong and Mark Fam.
Environmental Services recognized for dramatic reduction in infection rates
December 10, 2013
On Monday, December 2, the Infection Prevention and Control department (IPAC) hosted a recognition event to celebrate the successes and dedication of North York General's Environmental Services team.
More specifically, the event recognized the dramatic reduction in Hospital-Acquired Infection (HAI) rates. The rate of C. difficile, which is known to have a major environmental component to transmission, has declined more than 30% each of the past two years!
Read more on the recognition given to North York General's Environmental Services for reducing infection rates.
NYGH recognized by Excellence Canada for influenza campaign
December 3, 2013
North York General has been recognzed by Excellence Canada for outstanding initiative in our Influenza Campaign and efforts to create a safe and healthy workplace.Among other things, selection criteria were based on creativity, uniqueness and staff involvement. Congratulations to Katherine Victorio, our Wellness Coordinator, Shirley Godward, who led the Influenza Campaign...
Learn more about North York General's recognition by Excellence Canada for its influenza campaign.
NYGH wins Gold Quality Healthcare Workplace Award
November 13, 2013
NYGH wins 9 marketing and communications awards
November 13, 2013
Congratulations to our Corporate Communications and Public Affairs (CCPA) team who won in 9 categories of the 2013 MarCom Awards.
North York General wins National Account of the Year
November 8, 2013
On October 17, North York General (NYGH) was selected as the winner of Crothall Healthcare's National Account of the Year for Canada.
NYGH participated in a North American recognition program, Be-A-Star
, that recognizes associates and teams for business excellence within Compass Group.
Read about North York General's National Account of the Year award.
North York General receives gold award from Excellence Canada
October 28, 2013
Hospital recognized for outstanding achievement in creating a healthy workplace
Newly retired physicians recognized for their years of service
October 18, 2013
Obstetrics and Gynaecology educators receive awards from University of Toronto
October 17, 2013
Desiree-Ann Prillo Awarded RPNAO Excellence in Care of Older Ontarian Award
October 7, 2013
5 South East Registered Practical Nurse (RPN),accepted the RPNAO Excellence in Care of Older Ontarian Award at the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario's 55th Annual General Meeting and Conference on October 3-4. This award celebrates the dedication of an RPN who provides exceptional care to our beloved older adults in a manner that is respectful, compassionate, and professional and exemplifies nursing excellence.
Learn more and see a video on the RPNAO Excellence in Care of Older Ontarian Award to Desiree-Ann Prillo of North York General.
Dr. David Kaplan receives 2013 Innovation Award
September 9, 2013
Dr. David Kaplan, a family physician in NYGH's Department of Family & Community Medicine and the Primary Care Physician Lead for the Central Local Health Integration Network,hasreceivedthe 2013 Innovation Awardfrom the Society of Graduates at the University of Toronto's Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME).
Congratulations to our new Exploration Fund recipients!
July 10, 2013
The North York General Hospital Exploration Fund marks a new and exciting phase in research and innovation at our Hospital. Designed to build on our Academic Foundation, the fund supports staff and physicians as they create and study new and better ways to meet the growing needs of our community.
Our second round recipients cover a wide range of programs and services throughout the Hospital. A paediatric surgeon, Dr. Sharifa Himidan,
will examine how music affects children psychologically and physiologically as they undergo elective surgery. Geneticist Dr. Wendy Meschino
will develop an electronic tool used to assess a patient's eligibility for genetic testing of breast and ovarian cancer. And Dr. Joyce Lee
in Acute Care is studying telephone interventions provided to improve patient care and prevent Emergency Department visits...
More on North York General's Exploration Fund recipients: Dr. Sharifa Himidan, Dr. Wendy Meschino, and Dr. Joyce Lee.
North York General wins international communications award
July 3, 2013
Laboratory Medicine recognized by Canada Health InfoWay
June 11, 2013
Dr. John King receives Outstanding Clinical Teaching Award
Dr. Joanne Laine-Gossin receives Peters-Boyd Academy Award
May 27, 2013
CASTED celebrates 100th course
May 9, 2013
celebrated its 100th course at the Emergency Medicine Update conference (http://www.emupdate.ca/
) on Wednesday, May 8. The award-winning course from North York General is changing the way these injuries are treated by teaching ED medical staff across Canada important tips when assessing patients as well the fine art of casting and splinting
More on the celebration of the 100th CASTED course at North York General's Emergency Update conference 2013.
We've reduced injuries from patient falls by 60%!
May 8, 2013
NYGH featured in OHA idea book on achieving patient excellence
May 7, 2013
NYGH teachers making a world of difference
April 19, 2013
North York General's teachers and leaders continue to make a world of difference in education. Dr. David Kaplan and
Dr. Peter Stotland recently won the University of Toronto, Integrated Medical Education (IME) Teaching Award Community-Based Teaching Excellence...
100% reduction in neonatal Blood Stream Infections
March 7, 2013
Advanced Practice Nursing Fellowship first of its kind in Ontario
February 7, 2013
New Education Opportunity for Nurses in Palliative Care
TORONTO, February 7, 2013 – North York General Hospital (NYGH) has launched a new fellowship for nurses interested in learning about the practice of palliative care in home and hospital settings.
The Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) Fellowship is the first of its kind in Ontario. Fellows will spend six months, beginning in July 2013, gaining hands-on experience in the delivery of comprehensive palliative care tailored to the unique needs of every patient and their family. Nurses who have completed the fellowship will have acquired the expertise to provide palliative care to patients, whether it is in hospital or at home.
Read the news release on North York General's Advanced Practice Nursing Fellowship.